I had a c-15 for wife and I was a great boat but not without draw backs I raced in a local fleet which was why I choose it. It is not a socializing boat. We enjoyed our summer snow but we raced it and chased regattas around Colo on lakes. I guess it depends on what kind of sailing you will be doing. The c-15 is tough to single hand. It is a lot of boat.When kids came along the boat left.